How to get Cap’s Hat Pikachu in Pokemon Go & can it be shiny?

Joaquín Frere
Captain Pikachu in the Pokemon Horizons anime.

A new costumed Pikachu is available to catch in Pokemon Go, and the captain of the Brave Olivine airship seen in the new Horizons series arrived with the event that celebrates the anime. Here’s all you need to know about Cap’s Hat Pikachu in PoGo, including its shiny availability.

Pokemon Go is well known for featuring tons of different Pikachu to catch, with many hats or forms, and its shiny versions as well. The Pokemon Horizons anime finally premiered in the US and UK, and to celebrate, Niantic is having a series event featuring Captain’s Hat Pikachu in it.

Players are now struggling and farming PokeStop Showcases to get PhD Pikachu, so it is no wonder the Cap’s Hat Pikachu is a sought-after creature as well.

If you want to know all about the new Pokemon Go Horizons event Pikachu, here’s how to get it and if its shiny version is available or not in the game.

How to catch Captain’s Hat Pikachu in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go features three different ways of obtaining a Cap’s Hat Pikachu:

  • Catching it in the wild, with increased chances during the Pokemon Horizons event in Go.
  • Beating the 1-Star Raids featured during the Pokemon Horizons event.
  • Completing the Captain Pikachu Timed Research before March 13, 2024, at 11:59 PM (local time).
Pikachu wearing Cap Hat
Pokemon Go will celebrate Pokemon Horizons with the debut of a new costumed Pikachu.

Trainers can net a brand new Captain Pikachu, which debuted in “The Pendant That Starts It All: Part Two” episode of the Pokemon Horizons anime. Pikachu is the partner Pokemon of the Brave Olivine’s airship captain.

Can Captain Pikachu be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Cap’s Hat Pikachu debuted along with its shiny version in Pokemon Go during the Horizons anime event. Trainers can find shiny Cap’s Hat Pikachu in the wild, but remember chances are 1/500 in Pokemon Go.

And that’s it! This is all you need to know to catch Cap’s Hat Pikachu in Pokemon Go. For more, check out the rest of our content:

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Joaquín is a new Senior Writer for Charlie Intel with years of experience on games journalism. Focusing on all things JRPGs and a videogame developer at heart. Graduated from Game-Dev School and Public Relations, his current work is Charlie Intel and Infobae for LATAM. You can contact Joaquín at [email protected]